East Battery

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Black and white photograph of East Battery looking north toward East Bay Street. Curtis shot the image from the Louis DeSaussure House located at 1 East Battery. Image was taken for "Gateways & Doorways" but was never used.

In the mid-1700s, this area was made of large earthenworks of mud and sand in which wooden platforms were laid to support cannons. During the War of 1812, cannons were positioned all along this area and is thought to be the reason why it was named "East Battery".